Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

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    Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    Hi Hartmut

    I've started a new thread, hopefully it'll now be easier to find for anyone else wishing to identify their movement in the future.

    Inside the case back the letters WSX59 have been scratched. Would it be safe to assume that WS serviced or repaired the watch in 1959 ?.

    Apologies for my usual bad standard of photography

    Last edited by catflem; October 1st, 2008 at 12:37. Reason: Further info added

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    Re: Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    The movement appears to be a MST 417 rather than a 427.

    The "WSX59" might be a service mark from 1959 but there's no way to be certain.

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    Re: Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    I wouldn't apologise for the photo!! My alarm is in hospital, but I'll post its MST when I get it back - two crowns, so not the same as yours. Cheers

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    Re: Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    Thanks Gents

    It sure is a lovely looking watch, but as it only has a 33mm case size it looks a little too small for my wrist. Do they come in a larger version ?.

    Here's a dial shot


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    Re: Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    I would also say than on the basis of the exact shape of the geartrain bridge at its outer end and the hole in the mainspring bridge right next to the gold chaton, it's a MST 417. (Identified by comparison with pictures in M.P. Horlbeck's book on wrist alarms. Horlbeck also recommends anyone with an example of that watch to have the alarm hammer put into ruby bearings in order to avoid wear and tear. Purists would shy away from this suggestion but it does tend to prolong the life of the alarm system.)

    I don't mind small watches - you can always send it to me!!!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    I don't mind small watches - you can always send it to me!!!
    I was about to make a similar suggestion.

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    Re: Roamer Alarm MST 417 or 427 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    you can always send it to me!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    I was about to make a similar suggestion.
    Nice try guys

    I'll probably offer it for sale soon, but I am great difficulty in ascertaining the correct value for it.

    I have seen 3 others for sale on ebay recently
    1. Not Working - Sold for £52 GBP.
    2. One With a badly corroded dial, £158 GBP Buy it now.
    3. One With a repainted face, £295 Buy it now.

    Expect to see it in the for sale section as soon as I can establish its true value.
    Last edited by catflem; October 2nd, 2008 at 18:07. Reason: Typo

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